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Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus Arnold

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Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus Arnold

Birth
Kindersley, Kindersley Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death
25 Jul 1941 (aged 30)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Burial
St Eval, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Plot
Row 2. Grave 12.
Memorial ID
55811515 View Source

MARRIAGE-1939 Sept Quarter marriage registration-
Names: Arnold, Keith F AND Hudson, Mary
District: Dorchester [Dorset] (Volume & Page: 5a & 1522)

Scotlands People death registration record-
Name: ARNOLD, KEITH FERGUS
Year: 1941
Ref: 532/ 11---RD Name: Southend

Flight Lieutenant Arnold was one of three men (two RAF servicemen and one civilian) who perished when the newly-built Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AE640 aircraft, which they were ferrying from the Lockheed factory in the USA to the British Isles, crashed on the south-east side of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. The aircraft had already flown across the United States, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean and had made a stop at Limavady, near Londonderry in Ireland; the plan was to fly on to Prestwick in Scotland, the final destination. On 25 July 1941 the Hudson took flight from Limavady, in spite of a poor weather forecast given for the western Scotland area. It is thought that rain and low cloud impaired visibility, resulting in the aircraft’s crashing.
The casualties of this accident were-
RAFVR Sergeant Percy KEAST,
RAF Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus ARNOLD and
Wireless Operator Wilfred BRATHERTON.

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 39012
Age: 30
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force
Division: 217 RAF Squadron

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Son of Harry Watson Arnold, and of Eva Mary Arnold, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; husband of Mary (née Hudson) Arnold; father of young son, Wayne McLeod Arnold [born 1940 in Cornwall].

Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus Arnold is commemorated on Page 609 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.

MARRIAGE-1939 Sept Quarter marriage registration-
Names: Arnold, Keith F AND Hudson, Mary
District: Dorchester [Dorset] (Volume & Page: 5a & 1522)

Scotlands People death registration record-
Name: ARNOLD, KEITH FERGUS
Year: 1941
Ref: 532/ 11---RD Name: Southend

Flight Lieutenant Arnold was one of three men (two RAF servicemen and one civilian) who perished when the newly-built Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AE640 aircraft, which they were ferrying from the Lockheed factory in the USA to the British Isles, crashed on the south-east side of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. The aircraft had already flown across the United States, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean and had made a stop at Limavady, near Londonderry in Ireland; the plan was to fly on to Prestwick in Scotland, the final destination. On 25 July 1941 the Hudson took flight from Limavady, in spite of a poor weather forecast given for the western Scotland area. It is thought that rain and low cloud impaired visibility, resulting in the aircraft’s crashing.
The casualties of this accident were-
RAFVR Sergeant Percy KEAST,
RAF Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus ARNOLD and
Wireless Operator Wilfred BRATHERTON.

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 39012
Age: 30
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force
Division: 217 RAF Squadron

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Son of Harry Watson Arnold, and of Eva Mary Arnold, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; husband of Mary (née Hudson) Arnold; father of young son, Wayne McLeod Arnold [born 1940 in Cornwall].

Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus Arnold is commemorated on Page 609 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


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  • Maintained by: SJB Hearn
  • Originally Created by: Sheilia W.
  • Added: 2 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 55811515
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55811515/keith-fergus-arnold: accessed ), memorial page for Flight Lieutenant Keith Fergus Arnold (Apr 1911–25 Jul 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55811515, citing St. Eval Churchyard, St Eval, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England; Maintained by SJB Hearn (contributor 46864594) .